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Republic Act No. 2351

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2351
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2351 - AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED NINE HUNDRED ONE SO AS TO SUBJECT THE INCOME OF NEW AND NECESSARY INDUSTRIES TO THE FULL PAYMENT OF THE INCOME TAX; TO REGULATE THE GRANT OF TAX EXEMPTION ON IMPORTATIONS BY SUCH INDUSTRIES; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION AND/OR MISUSE OF THE GRANT OF SUCH TAX EXEMPTION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Section 1. Section one of Republic Act Numbered Nine hundred one is amended to read as follows:

"Section 1. Any person, partnership, company or corporation who or which, subsequent to the approval of this Act, shall engage in a new and necessary industry shall be entitled to exemption until December thirty-one, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight from payment of all taxes directly payable by such person, partnership, company or corporation in respect to said industry and to a diminishing exemption during the following four years as follows: ninety per centum of all said taxes during the period from January first to December thirty-one, nineteen hundred and fifty-nine; seventy-five per centum of all said taxes during the period from January first to December thirtyone, nineteen hundred and sixty; fifty per centum of all said taxes during the period from January first to December thirty-one, nineteen hundred and sixty-one; and ten per centum of all said taxes during the period from January first to December thirty-one, nineteen hundred and sixtytwo; after which such person, partnership, company, or corporation shall be liable in full to all taxes: Provided, That income received by such person, partnership, company or corporation from July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-nine, shall be subject to the full tax provided in Title II of the National Internal Revenue Code: Provided, further, That machinery and spare parts thereof, and raw materials of tax-exempt industries shall be exempted from taxes, except the special import tax and new taxes which may hereafter be imposed, if the Secretary of Finance, the Secretary of Commerce and Industry and the Chairman of the National Economic Council, after investigation, find (a) that, considering the capacity of the plant or factory concerned, the said machinery and spare parts, and raw materials are actually needed and will be used exclusively by the grantee in the manufacture of articles covered by the tax exemption and (b) that the foreign exchange allocation and related documents covering the importation are in the name of the importing tax-exempt industry to whom the goods shall be delivered directly by the customs authorities: Provided, further, That the tax exemption provided for in this Act shall not include any company or person engaged in the processing of oil, gasoline, lubricants and other similar fuels and by-products: Provided, still further, That those who or which were declared engaged in a new and necessary industry under the provisions of Republic Act Numbered Thirty-five and still enjoying exemption thereunder from all internal revenue taxes for a period of four years, shall automatically be entitled to exemption under this Act, but in no case shall the total number of years of their exemption, both under Republic Act Numbered Thirty-five and this Act, be for more than ten years. A grantee of tax exemption under Republic Act Numbered Thirty-five whose exemption has expired prior to the approval of this Act shall, upon application filed within three months from the approval of this Act and if found to be still qualified under the provisions of the law and regulations pursuant to which its exemption was granted, be entitled to tax exemption under this Act for a period of six years from the approval hereof."

Sec. 2. A new section to be known and cited as section 11-A is hereby inserted in the same Act to read as follows:

"Section 11-A. Any grantee under Republic Act Numbered Thirty-five and this Act, who shall make use of the privileges granted thereunder or under any other law, rule or regulation for purposes other than those for which such privileges were granted shall be penalized with imprisonment of not less than five years but not exceeding ten years and fine of not less than eight thousand pesos but not exceeding two hundred thousand pesos, and in addition, such violation shall ipso facto cause forfeiture of the exemption.cralaw

"Any officer or employee of the Government who shall connive, abet, or tolerate the violation of the provisions of this Act or any rules or regulations promulgated in accordance therewith shall suffer the penalties in the preceding paragraph including perpetual disqualification to hold public office.

"Any person who shall connive with the grantee of tax exemption shall be penalized accordingly as co-principal. In case the grantee is a juridical person, the officials who consented to the offense or knowing, did not register objection shall be the persons liable.cralaw

"Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, a grantee of the tax exemption privileges who shall purchase goods or commodities while in transit from any person or corporation which originally placed the order for the importation thereof, shall be considered the importer of such goods or commodities and shall be subject to all taxes imposed on such importation.cralaw

"No provision of this Act shall be interpreted to condone any previous act in violation of existing law, rules or regulations."

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.cralaw

Approved: June 20, 1959

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